Next time someone tells you how "awesome" it was watching the Olympics in China, ask them if they have a Yahoo email address—then send them here to read these articles. Or, better still, check the bottom of this page for a way to promote this on your own Web site.
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But there's plenty more to read on the matter of Yahoo, China, and human rights....
Yahoo Board to Weigh Sale of Internet Business
Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance
"Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu, 71, sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party doc targeting free speech"
Should Yahoo Acquire AOL?
How many have died in China because of Yahoo's policies? And now:
Chinese citizens can get 10 years in jail for eating rare animals
Yahoo webcam images intercepted and stored
Yahoo's Asian Lifeline
China reporter Chen Yongzhou 'confesses' on TV
China threatens 'libelous' social media users with jail time
Activists: 8th Tibetan child self-immolates
Mo Yan, Nobel Literature Prize Winner, Says Censorship Is Necessary
Samsung Reviewing 250 Chinese Suppliers For Labor Violations
Chinese stock index evokes Tiananmen
Chen Guangcheng, blind Chinese lawyer-activist, escapes house arrest
Raccoon Dogs Brutally Tortured For Fake Uggs
China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work
Top Chinese blogger shuts down country's first private magazine
China online stores offering cat and dog skin products
Chinese dissident awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Meet Shi Tao, a journalist imprisoned for reporting on China's censorship ... who was "outed" by Yahoo Hong Kong and Yahoo China
Google this, USA! China says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Internet freedom speech harms ties
Yahoo Reportedly Hit by China Hackers
Google Threatens to Leave China After Cyber Attack
"Yahoo ... offers 'disputed territory' as an option for users creating a new account, but won't actually register a new account if users choose that option. It does allow users to say they are from Taiwan -- which China considers a renegade province and is not represented at the United Nations -- and the 'Occupied Palestinian Territories.' But it does not appear to allow users to create an account if they choose 'Occupied Palestinian Territories.' It does not offer Tibet, Kashmir or Abkhazia."
China babies 'sold for adoption'
Leading Tiananmen Square dissident arrested
Hillary Clinton says human rights aren't as important as business. Yahoo!
"It is not the role of the government to decide what people can see and do on the Internet. Those are personal decisions that should be made by individuals and their families."
"China remained the only big power still to retain an authoritarian system that so infringes human rights, it said."
"Although Yang had publicly expressed his desire to remain at the helm, Yahoo's board faced intensifying pressure to cast him aside as the company's shares plunged to their lowest levels since early 2003. The stock fell 19 cents Monday to close at $10.63 - a fraction of Microsoft's last bid of $33 per share in early May."
China blocks iTunes over all-star Tibet album free download
"China's propaganda ministry moved in today, deleting many online discussion entries and blocking access to video links showing Lin's lip-syncing. ... Enormous secrecy surrounded the lead-up to the ceremony. Korean television reporters were chastised for leaking footage of a practice run, while those working on the production were told they faced seven years' imprisonment for disclosing details."
Behind the scenes: Internet police out in force for the Olympics
"[W]inter Olympian Joey Cheek had his visa revoked by China because of his prominent role with Team Darfur."
China limits Olympics journalists' web access
Democratic leader to Yahoo CEO: China policy is 'spineless'
"Yahoo has asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit [from the World Organization for Human Rights] accusing it of complicity in rights abuses and acts of torture in China."
Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government
Testimony of Michael Callahan, senior vice president and general counsel, Yahoo! Inc., before the subcommittees on Africa, global human rights and international operations, and Asia and the Pacific [pdf 116 kb]
Online Firms Facing Questions About Censoring Internet Searches in China
Yahoo Says It Gave China Internet Data
Yahoo helped Chinese to prosecute journalist
Information supplied by Yahoo! helped journalist Shi Tao get 10 years in prison
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